Sunday, March 20, 2016

March 2016 Bloom Box

My Bloom Box is here!  I so look forward to this every month!  Love, love, love it!!  You get the makings for four cards, a full rubber stamp set and directions with pictures.  The directions also detail techniques.  This month it is 'Fusion Sponge' and 'Stamped Background'.  It also features tips.  March's tips is using positive AND the negative from the dies.

This months stamp set is 'Tickled Pink'.  I live in Florida so this is perfect!  If you live up north what a great stamp to dream about tropical weather!  We get this stamp set before it becomes available to everyone else.  In approx. 3 months it will be in one of our catalogs.


These are so darn Cute!  Love it!!  :-)

This one uses the technique 'Stamped Background'  I stamped all the different leaves in three different greens, then I took a small size D block with ink and stamped a harlequin pattern.  So easy & quick.

I think this one is my favorite....hard to say.  It just looks like the flamingo is going to walk across the page.  Love the glossy effect.  That was accomplished from using Journey Glaze.

This one is using the technique 'Fusion Sponge'  When I was doing this at first I thought - that looks like a kindergarten colored it.  But when I was done I loved it and I would never have tried it without this kit.

This last card is taking advantage of using the negative of our thin dies to make the water wave effect.  And the sequence for bubbles.  Of course everything sparkles!  LOVE IT!  All the sequins, photo pin element, ribbon, die cuts, journey sparkle dust and journey sparkle cuts (bigger glitter) are included.

Can you tell I am excited about our Bloom Box?  I get done with one and I can't wait until the next one arrives!  I have tried so many things that are out of my comfort zone and realize I really do like it.

Just keep on stampin!  Come visit any time!    :-)

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Bunny Tail

Below are some cards I am making for my kids and grandchildren for Easter this year......

 I used the stamp set 'Bunny Tail' from Fun Stampers Journey. 

 Up close........
 I colored in the bunny and balloons with our Fun Stampers Journey ink pads and re-inkers.  I also used the Journey Glaze with some Journey Sparkle Dust.
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See my Bunny Tail?  This was free after I spent $50!  I am using this stamp for Easter, but it could easily be used for birthdays or babies.

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I used:

Stamp 'Bunny Tail #AT-0165
Journey Glaze #AD-0002
Journey Sparkle Dust #AC-0013
Fusion Blender #IP-0088
Limeade Splash #IP0019
Lemon Drop #IP-0043
Grape Fusion #IP-0006
Black Licorice #IP-0041
CS Whip Cream #CS-0040
CS Black Licorice #CS-0003
CS Grape Fusion #CS-0012
CS Lemon Drop #CS-CS-0018

Until next time....Happy Stampin!  :-)

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Color Block

I CASEd my fellow coach, Stacey Minckler White, at Fun Stampers Journey.  I changed it a little but mostly this is her design.

This color blocking is quick and it really pops framed in black.

The stamp set I used is Birthday Sketch #SS-0013
Color card stock Lemon Drop                  #CS-0018
Color card stock Citrus Cooler                 #CS-0089
Color Card stock Lavender Fusion          #CS-0017
Color Card stock Watermelon Fusion      #CS-0039

A little closer look.  I really like the pop of color.  Each block is 1 1/4 x 1 1/2.  Total color piece measures 2 1/2 x 3

Love to hear your thoughts.....    :-)

Saturday, March 5, 2016


I am a little out of my comfort zone, but having a lot of fun!  Normally I CASE everything, but this time I kinda did my own design.  I did follow Catherine Pooler with her plaid technique, but then my creation kind of went in a different direction...kinda like it had a mind of its own.

I was really happy with how this turned out, and that I actually create this.  This is some of FSJ (Fun Stampers Journey), but I just started following them as a coach and I have a lot of products yet to get.  I have to use up some of what I already have.  The rectangles in the picture are FSJ (Journey Rectangles)  The plaid is a technique which I got from Catherine Pooler.  This is not designer paper.  I did this with markers, paint lifters and a ruler.  A lot of fun really!  Then I used dies to cut from this, also the scallop edge and a little on the inside and envelope.

I am sending this to a friend, not in the mail, so I didn't have to worry about the embellishment on the envelope.

Really like the way this turned out. 

Until next time........  :-)
Happy Stampin!